U-19 cricketers take on Canada and Pakistan

SOUTH Africa's Under-19 cricket squad have lined up two final warm-up matches to fine-tune their performance ahead of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand from January 15 to 20.

SOUTH Africa's Under-19 cricket squad have lined up two final warm-up matches to fine-tune their performance ahead of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand from January 15 to 20.

The local boys take on Canada on Monday and face Pakistan the next day. Both games will be played in New Zealand.

South Africa, Pakistan and Canada are among the 16 countries that will take part in the world competition. Other countries that will take part are India, England, Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Australia, Ireland, USA, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, West Indies and Papua New Guinea.

In 2006, South Africa lost to India in the final.

They meet Ireland in the opener of the six-day tournament on January 15.

The South African squad: Joshua Richards (captain), Colin Ackermann, Cody Chetty, Dale Deeb, Rabian Engelbrecht, Dominic Hendricks, Graham Hume, Simon Khomari, Kirk Wernars, Samuel Mofokeng, Bokang Mosena, Malcolm Nofal, Jerry Nqolo, Steven Smith and David White.

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